Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Vault October 6, 2011 No Comments
Quick update to say I’ve nearly finished working on yet another site and here is the link!
Apple iPad January 27, 2010 No Comments
So it’s been announced, the Apple iPad. Looks like a big iPhone to me… o wait, that’s because it pretty much is!
Uses some good new apple technology, but apart from that, I’m not sure it’s going to be anything new. It is kinda backwards compatible with your iPhone apps, so hopefully Gary will buy one so we can play worms at lunch on a decent sized screen!
Of course, because its Apple, it’ll be a storm and cost the earth, but if people pay, why should Apple care??
Read more here: Gizmodo
Stored Procedure last modified dates January 26, 2010 No Comments
Useful bit of code, which I’m kinda putting here so I can access it easily. It will display the date created and last modified dates of stored procedures, which can be useful to see when you last made a code change etc!
SELECT name, create_date, modify_date
WHERE type = ‘P’
ORDER BY modify_date
Final Fantasty 13 Collectors Edition January 25, 2010 No Comments
Final Fantasty 13 Collectors edition looks a bit naff, but I’m still tempted. Should not spend £60 on a game. :|
BBC Fallen for Goatse again…? December 5, 2009 1 Comment
Phil the Badger / Feel a Badger November 19, 2009 No Comments
The video related to the song that Chris Moyles keeps playing on his radio show :-)
The song is by J Majik & Wickaman and is actually called ‘FEEL ABOUT YOU’… just unfortunately the “About You” comes out “About Ya”, hence the badger soundingness ;)
Enjoy the video!
List of F1 Salaries 2009 October 30, 2009 No Comments
The driver salaries for every competitor in F1 2009 have been published, containing a number of surprises, most notably the discrepancy in team-mate pay in some teams, and also the staggering gap between what the highest-paid driver receives and the pay packet of the next man on the list…
Although some drivers are shown as earning $Nil, you have to remember that this does not include other income such as sponsorship etc which can at least triple a drivers income!
Full list of F1 2009 driver salaries:
1. Kimi Raikkonen $45m
2. Lewis Hamilton $18m
3. Fernando Alonso $15m
4. Nico Rosberg $8.5m
5. Felipe Massa $8m
6. Jarno Trulli $6.5m
7. Sebastian Vettel $6m
8. Mark Webber $5.5m
9. Jenson Button $5m
10. Robert Kubica $4.5m
11. Heikki Kovalainen $3.5m
12. Nick Heidfeld $2.8m
13. Timo Glock $2m
14. Giancarlo Fisichella $1.5m
15. Sébastien Buemi $1.5m
16. Rubens Barrichello $1m
17. Jaime Alguersuari $0.5m
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi $Nil
19. Adrian Sutil $Nil
20. Romain Grosjean $Nil
21. Kazuki Nakajima $Nil
What’s going on here….? October 28, 2009 No Comments
This is a screenshot from Daley Thompson Decathlon on the spectrum… Maybe my office just has a dirty mind.
WoW TCG Vault – Online Deck Builder July 11, 2009 No Comments
Today Gary and I finally launched a little site we have been working on for a month or so; WoW TCG Deckbuilder. The site itself is effectively the same as MTG Vault , but evolves around the World of Warcraft TCG cards, instead of the MTG ones.
I am pretty much going to guarantee anyone reading this site doesn’t play the game anyway, but even so, check the site out and leave any feedback on the forums! :-)
Good Bye Mosley? Next FIA President Candidates? June 25, 2009 No Comments
Finally the F1 debacle has finished and even though last week he claimed not to be standing down, Max Mosley will now be standing for re-election as president of the FIA. I can only see this as a good thing, considering the amount of tinkering he has done over the past few years.
There has been far too much drama in the past few seasons; with all the after race penalties, which seemed to vary in severity for very similar offences. Then there is the HUGE change this season in all the aerodynamics etc etc, which has caused its own fair chunk of criticism from fans and teams alike (gotta love the double diffuser). Then there was the bomb shell of the budget cap, as we know has caused a large rift between FOTA and the FIA for going on three months now. He has been involved in controversy since 1993 when he was elected to replace Jean-Marie Balestre, but finally, it will come to an end, or will it? He has said he’s going to resign several times before and never did, so we’ll see.
In the meantime, he’s a list of possible candidates to fill Max Mosleys shoes as the president of the FIA.
Although he has had a rather large involvement (no sarcasm!) with Ferrari in the past, reading around the web, the general concensus seems to think that Mr Todt will become the next president. He stood down recently as Ferrari executive director, so should really have no “job” at the moment. He also has a large amount of experience, having been involved in motor racing himself, as well as management.
Ron is in a similar situation to Jean Todt, having stepped down from his role in McLaren recently. I think Ron is a bit too outspoken to become the next president and has rather personal ties to McLaren to make him a neutral contender.
Sir Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackies name has cropped up several times in my research and he would be an admirable choice. The only problem with Sir Jackie is that he’s getting on, as he turned 70 this year. He also has a large back catalogue of experience in racing, team management and with other organisations, as he is the patron of many.
Another contender who would be well suited is Ari. He was involved in Rally Driving from 1974 to 1998, so has many years experience as a driver and went through some radical changes in the sport himself during that time (various class changes). But more recently, he has turned into a politician and has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. He has the political and driving background that Max had when he was appointed, so maybe he might be a good choice.
An unusual choice and probably one not many have heard of. Tony Purnell originally worked with Jaguar and then Red Bull when they took over the team. He was removed as team principal in 2005 and replaced by Christian Horner. Since then he has been working at the FIA as a technical consultant, so maybe this is the springboard he needs.
Other notable names:
- Damon Hill
- Alexander Wurz
- Paul Stoddart
- Michael Schumacher
- Dave Richards
Most probable though, Max will go back on his word and be elected for another term!!! Any thoughts on who you think would be a good contender and why?